Executive degrees: the next warfront for universities?

Executive masters degree programmes are being fronted as untapped revenue streams for public universities seeking to dig themselves out of a debt hole crippling their operations, writes Lynet Igadwah for Business Daily.

In Kenya, only select private universities offer these courses that take at least two years and are intended for mid-career professionals who are employed full-time. Strathmore University offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Executives at KES1,962,900 (US$14,300) while Aga Khan University offers the Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation that goes for KES1,656,000. The United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) offers the Global Executive MBA, bringing to three the number of private universities in Kenya offering the course.

“Part of the reforms for the higher education sector is a look at extra income streams. We are looking at how universities can start having more executive programmes, which is a cash cow they should tap into,” said Universities Fund Chief Executive Geoffrey Monari.
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